Garnet Stem, Italian Dandelion Seeds (Cichorium intybus)

Packet of 500 Seeds


Single Packet of 500 Seeds

Grow Garnet Stem, Italian Dandelion from freshly harvested Cichorium intybus herb seeds. Garnet Stem, Italian Dandelion will produce deep green leaves with red colored stems. The leaves of these delicious plants can be used in salads to add a bright contrasting color. Believe it or not, they are also popularly grown to feed pet tortoises & rabbits as well, it's one of our best sellers for this purpose.

Garnet Stem, Italian Dandelion is easily established from seeds and is grown as an annual herb. The plants will grow quickly, producing delicious foliage for harvesting, and will later die with the first killing frost. They do fairly well in moderately cooler climates and warmer regions as well.

Sowing The Seed

Italian Dandelion is best established directly outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing the sowing area of all unwanted plant life. Distribute the seeds to the surface of the soil, covering them thinly with roughly 1/8"of topsoil. Allowing a bit of direct lighting will help the seeds germinate.

Growing Conditions

Italain Dandelion plants will thrive in an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day. Temperatures should be at least 65F to 70F for optimal growth. Although Italian Dandelion is not picky on soil conditions, it does prefer a moderate to fairly, well drained medium. Water the seeds daily until germination occurs, lessening as they age.

Germination & Growth

Italian Dandelion seeds will begin to germinate in roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will grow quickly, maturing to a height of about 12 to 18 inches tall, spreading to a width of 12 to 18 inches wide. Cichorium is widely used in salads to add a contrasting color to spruce things up. Also used to feed pet rabbits and tortoises as well.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States. We no longer ship to Canada.

You may be interested in our article "What are Hybrids, GMO's & Heirlooms?"

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